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July 1, 2015

The Easiest Question

Each time July 1 rolls around, I get a little giddy and extremely reminiscent of 2011.

I was at the beach for a week with some friends from church and on my drive home, I was talking with one of my best friends about how it would be the perfect day to get engaged.  Ben and I were celebrating 10 months of dating and I’d never known until then what it was like to be in love with someone that God had picked out just for you.

But as I turned my car onto my street, Kelly and I agreed that it would be best if I just went home and got ready for our dinner date with no expectations.  I needed to just focus on getting to see Ben after being gone for a week and enjoy spending the evening hanging out with him.  Granted, that was easier said than done, but I didn’t want to be disappointed at the end of the night after not seeing him for a week!

But when I walked up to my front door and opened it into my living room, I knew this day was going to be the farthest from being a disappointment.  On July 1, 2011, Ben asked me the easiest question I’ll ever have to answer.  Down on one knee, he asked me to be his wife.  And I said YES!

The best part though?  It wasn’t the amazing proposal, our short 4 month engagement, or even the most amazing wedding ever that made me so happy.  All of those were wonderful for sure!  But what’s made me happy these last four years is knowing that each step of the way, we have each other.  We both trust God with wherever He takes us, with whatever He has in store for us, and with whatever He asks us to do.  Ben pushes me to keep relying on God and trusting Him for anything that comes our way.

I had no idea what the next several years were going to hold, but I DO know that I love this man more today than I did 4 years ago.  And I had no idea that would even be possible!

So here’s to easy questions with easy answers and the next 4… 14… and 40 years!  I love you, Ben.  Thank you for asking me to be your wife!


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